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Mr. Saturn

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Mr. Saturn
Mr. Saturn.png

Official papier mâché model of Mr. Saturn from EarthBound.

Universe EarthBound
Appears in Melee
Item class Throwing/Living
Article on WikiBound Mr. Saturn

Mr. Saturn (どせいさん, Mr. Saturn) is a creature from the EarthBound series, appearing as an item starting with Super Smash Bros. Melee.


A Mr. Saturn in EarthBound.
A Mr. Saturn as it originally appeared in EarthBound.

Mr. Saturns are a race of creatures resident to Saturn Valley, and speak in their own eccentric dialect, involving the use of verbal tics such as "Zoom", "Boing", "Ding", or "Dakota" at the end of most sentences, as well as a distinctive font from the one used in the remainder of the games.

In EarthBound, they were captured by Master Belch, one of Giygas' henchmen. Once Master Belch is defeated by Ness and his party, the Mr. Saturn are freed and help Ness on his journey. They are shown to be surprisingly intelligent, as they assist Dr. Andonuts in making the Phase Distorter, allowing Ness to travel to the past and defeat Giygas. In Chapter 7 of Mother 3, the Mr. Saturn are captured and neutralized by the Pigmask Army with their Frightbots, with the goal of finding the location of one of the Seven Needles. Once freed by Lucas and his party, they reveal the location of the next Needle, found in Fire Mountain.


Mr. Saturn walks around the stage, pushing other items along with it. It also honks when making contact with an opponent. If thrown, it will deal very little damage and knockback, but it can be used repeatedly, as it does not disappear after one use. As an unconventional meteor smash, Mr. Saturn gives off a large amount of stun when it hits an opponent, making it great for combos. It also does a significant amount of shield damage—21 in Melee and 42 in Brawl. In Smash 4 and Ultimate, Mr. Saturn will always instantly break shields no matter how it is thrown, but can be perfect shielded as with other attacks.

Mr. Saturn can also be pulled out by using Vegetable, appearing with a chance of 1/300 in Melee, 1/128 in Brawl, and 1/116 in SSB4 and Ultimate.

Damage table[edit]

In Brawl, the momentum of a projectile will affect the damage a character will receive; these are recorded in bounces.

In SSB4, damage varies based on distance. Projectiles thrown point-blank do more damage.

Action Melee Brawl SSB4 Bounce 2nd Bounce
Stationary throw 8% 5% 7–8% 3% 2%
Forward tilt throw 8% 5% 7–8% 3% 2%
Up tilt throw 7% 6% 7–9% 1% 1%
Down tilt throw 10% 8% 6% 3% 1%
Dash throw 10% 5% 7–9% 3% 2%
Forward smash throw 11% 6% 8–10% 4% 2%
Up smash throw 11% 7% 8–10% 2% 1%
Down smash throw 13% 8% 8% 4% 2%
Aerial drop 6% 4% 4–7% 2% 1%
Aerial forward tilt throw 8% 5% 7–8% 3% 1%
Aerial up tilt throw 8% 7% 7–9% 1% 1%
Aerial down tilt throw 10% 7% 7–9% 3% 1%
Aerial forward smash throw 9% 6% 7–8% 3% 1%
Aerial up smash throw 10% 7% 7–9% 1% 1%
Aerial down smash throw 10% 7% 7–9% 3% 1%

Note: A Mr. Saturn cannot be dropped while on the ground; the player will throw it instead.

In Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Mr. Saturn appears in Ness's ending picture in Super Smash Bros.

Mr. Saturn cameos in Ness's Congratulations screen.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

As an item[edit]

Mr. Saturn in Melee.

Melee marks Mr. Saturn's debut as an item.

The following bonuses are related to Mr. Saturn:

Name Points Given Requirement
Mr. Saturn Fan 3000 Only item used was Mr. Saturn.
Mrs. Saturn 1500 Held a specific Mr. Saturn for 30 seconds or more.
Saturn Ringer 4000 Caught a Mr. Saturn thrown at the player.
Saturn Siblings 4000 Got 3 or more (individual) Mr. Saturns.


Mr. Saturn trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Mr. Saturn's trophy in Melee
Mr. Saturn
The origins of the Mr. Saturn race are unknown, but many believe they came from outer space. They reside in Saturn Valley and speak their own unique language. In Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mr. Saturn is just another item with which to pelt foes. These guys are laid back and not into fighting, so you can rest easy...or can you?
EarthBound (6/95)

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

One of Ness's alternate costumes is a black T-shirt with a Mr. Saturn sprite on it. Lucas makes his entrance riding the Mr. Saturns' coffee table.

As an item[edit]

A picture from the 2007 Tokyo Game Show. Mr. Saturn can be seen being hit by Snake's Home-Run Bat.

Mr. Saturn returns as an item.


Mr. Saturn trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Mr. Saturn's trophy in Brawl
Mr. Saturn
A creature from a race of unknown origin that speaks its own unique language. Some say they came from outer space, but the facts behind their appearance are wrapped in mystery. In Smash Bros., they'll wait a bit after appearing before wandering off on their own. They can be picked up and thrown at foes for minimal damage. Their shield-breaking properties are high.
SNES: EarthBound
GB Advance: Mother 3 (Japan Only)
SNES: EarthBound (Japan and US Only)
GB Advance: Mother 3 (Japan Only)


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
Mr. Saturn EarthBound Carry Mr. Saturn RandomHeadSSBB.png
Mr. Saturn Mother 3 TypeIcon(PK).png Attack +7 Ness Lucas NessHeadSSBB.pngLucasHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Mr. Saturn (EarthBound).png
Mr. Saturn
Brawl Sticker Mr. Saturn (Mother 3).png
Mr. Saturn
(Mother 3)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As an item[edit]

Mr. Saturn returns as an item once again. Both Ness's Mr. Saturn T-shirt and Lucas's Mr. Saturn table also return.

In Smash Tour[edit]

Mr. Saturn appears as a red item: when selected before a battle, it allows the user's attacks to break shields more easily.

A Mr. Saturn Smash is one of the possible battle types: in it, only Mr. Saturns appear as items.


Mr. Saturn's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Mr. Saturn's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Mr. Saturn
NTSC Mr. Saturns are curious beings that speak their own language. They might not look it, but they're scientific geniuses! In this game, they tend to go for a stroll around the battlefield. Throwing one at an enemy won't do much damage, but Mr. Saturn will take out a shield very easily.
SNES: EarthBound (06/1995)
PAL Mr. Saturns are curious beings that speak their own language. They might not look it, but they're scientific geniuses! In this game, they tend to just do their own thing, but you can throw them to deal...a bit of damage. They're good at breaking shields, though, and make adorable noises when they do!
Super Famicom: EarthBound (1994 (JP))
GB Advance: Mother 3 (2006 (JP))

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an item[edit]

Bayonetta crouching next to Mr. Saturn in Ultimate.

Mr. Saturn returns as an item again, functioning the same as before.

As a costume[edit]

The Mr. Saturn Hat in Ultimate.

The Mr. Saturn is also a basis for a Mii Fighter hat.


Mr. Saturn also appears as an Ace-class support spirit. It can be summoned using the cores of Specknose and Qbby.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
From the game's files
Mr. Saturn
★★★ 1 Shield Damage ↑ EarthBound Series

In addition to the above, equipping the Kafei, Pyoro, Old Man Lobber, or Dr. Lobe support spirits will give the player a Mr. Saturn at a start of their stock.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
SSBU spirit Kafei.png
★★ 1 Mr. Saturn Equipped The Legend of Zelda Series
SSBU spirit Pyoro.png
★★ 1 Mr. Saturn Equipped WarioWare Series
Image used for the Old Man Lobber Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Old Man Lobber
★★ 1 Mr. Saturn Equipped The Legendary Starfy Series
Dr. Lobe
★★ 1 Mr. Saturn Equipped Big Brain Academy Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese どせいさん Mr. Saturn
UK English Mr. Saturn
France French Mr. Saturn
Germany German Mr. Saturn
Spain Spanish Mr. Saturn
Italy Italian Mr. Saturn
China Chinese Mr. Saturn
South Korea Korean 토성씨 Saturn
Netherlands Dutch Mr. Saturn
Russia Russian Господин Сатурн Mr. Saturn


  • An interview with Shigesato Itoi reveals his perception of the Mr. Saturn as a "symbol of innocence"[1], likely explaining their passive behavior as an item. Furthermore, its unorthodox honk is likely based on their unique dialect.[2]
  • Mr. Saturn is one of the only items that can't be eaten.
  • A small Mr. Saturn sprite is hidden in the texture of the Metroid Assist Trophy from Brawl. It cannot be seen in-game.
  • In Smash 4 and Ultimate, a Mr. Saturn thrown at a grounded opponent will sometimes have a meteor effect, though this doesn't occur until they are at 200% damage.
    • At 150%, a thrown Mr. Saturn may trip the opponent.
  • Mr. Saturn is the first non-playable character to appear in the panoramic banner.
  • Mr. Saturn, Morgana and Slime are the only non-playable characters to appear in Ultimate's panoramic character artwork.
    • Of these, Mr. Saturn is the only one to be an item, as well as the only one to appear in the key artwork and Classic Mode mural, likely due to its status as the only one among the three to not be introduced as DLC.
  • Mr. Saturn was the 12th most-requested character to be added to the Super Smash Bros. Melee roster, with 18 votes, and the most requested from the MOTHER universe.[3]